Lectora 17 Release Notes

Lectora Desktop 17

Released on:

December 9, 2016

Current Version:

Lectora Inspire 17.0 (10885)

Lectora Publisher 17.0 (10884)

System Requirements:

Make sure you meet the following system requirements before you install Lectora:

  • Intel® or AMD® class processor
  • 500MB free RAM
  • 1GB free hard disk space for the application
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 (required to install Camtasia and Snagit; not required for Lectora Publisher)
  • A monitor with a minimum resolution of 1024×768

Lectora runs on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Vista®
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7

Lectora Inspire Specific:

  • Snagit: support 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • Camtasia: support 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • BranchTrack and eLearning Brothers integrations: require Internet access.

Courses created for the web require Internet Explorer® 8.0 or newer or any version of Mozilla Firefox™, Google Chrome™ or Apple Safari®. For Internet Explorer, version 10 or newer is needed to support the full use of the new shadow, rotation, opacity and reflection effects.

For more information, please refer to the following:

Titles published for offline use can be written to external media such as CD-ROMs and Flash drives and require one of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the appropriate file:
  • Lectora Inspire 17 (Inspire_Install_v17.exe)
  • Lectora Publisher 17 (Publisher_Install_v17.exe)
  1. Double-click the .exe file.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Lectora 17 is available for download in the following languages:

English, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Swedish

Lectora Inspire 17 and Lectora Publisher 17 include the following updates and fixes:

New features:

The primary new features in Lectora 17 are:

  • Seamless Play publish option: When this option is selected on the HTML Options tab during publishing, your title will smoothly flow from page to page, eliminating the screen wipe commonly associated with HTML pages.
  • Auto-play media on mobile devices: When publishing using the Seamless Play option, media files will honor the Auto-Start selection on mobile devices, allowing simplified use of page narration and videos.
  • BranchTrack scenario-based simulations: Easily create, import, and edit scenario-based exercises using the BranchTrack application. Track the learner’s selections during the exercise and use the available score.
  • Anchor the position of your objects: Specify whether the object will maintain its location on the page within the view, even when the view is scrolled.
  • SVG rendering of shapes and buttons: Using scalable vector graphics technology, published content will remain crisp and scalable on high-resolution displays.
  • Camtasia 9
  • Snagit 13

For full details on the new features of Lectora 17 please see the New Features page.

Issues fixed in this release:

Application

LD-0313

 

Page transitions not working properly

LD-0904

 

Chinese – Current Date is shown in English

LD-1693

 

New Closed captioning: captions don’t show when previewed locally

LD-1874

 

Including a TitleMgr Frame causes Chrome Security JS Errors when run locally.

LD-2303

 

Import page under file tab cuts off text

LD-2371

 

RCD: Cannot copy content after publishing when protect content not selected

LD-2486

 

Scroll Bar Displays at Bottom of Pages For RCD Titles When Viewed in Portrait Phone View

LD-2743

 

Dictionary not saving entry

LD-2782

 

You cannot see the selected items on the Audio/Video controller when tabbed and controlled by the keyboard

LD-3154

 

Scroll To location on page doesn’t work for buttons as the target

LD-3192

 

Preloading GIFs doesn’t work

LD-3538

 

Menu Creator Not Greyed out when menus multi selected

LD-3852

 

iOS only – When rotating from portrait to landscape the page shifts down

LD-3900

 

Crash on PowerPoint import that has shapes with reflections

LD-3924

 

Crash when ‘add page’ is added to top ribbon and clicked

LD-3966

 

SCORM Manifest: Incorrect path delimiter on media player entries. Uses a “” instead of a “/”.

LD-3967

 

Trivantis-text.js and Trivantis-media.js are in the scorm package but not listed in the manifest.

LD-3974

 

Crash in customer title with Chinese characters

LD-3987

 

Some buttons and shapes do not scale correctly in PhoneLandscape when published

LD-3992

 

Change the help description for short answer/essay questions to include correct character limit

LD-4005

 

Mobile text view not sizing correctly on iPhone running iOS 9.3.3

LD-4020

 

Customer Crash with Spellcheck

LD-4026

 

Images are tab-able when web accessibility option is turned on

LD-4173

 

Starting with IOS version 9.3.2 rotating from portrait to landscapes zooms into the page

LD-4183

 

Customer Crash when navigating title manager

LD-4227

 

Customer Crash when resizing objects

LD-4268

 

Customer Crash when adding media from side dialog

LD-4294

 

Incorrect text in the Lectora Information Center

LD-4366

 

Customer Crash when previewing title with audio / video

LD-4382

 

Error in spanish version Current Date

LD-4787

 

Background sound using .WMA causing Lectora crash

LD-4830

 

Powerpoint import crashing with shapes

Objects

LD-0201

 

Publish replace Apostrophe with Quotation mark

LD-0363

 

Images lose quality when used as buttons

LD-0462

 

Transparent buttons flash blue when shown on page

LD-0689

 

Custom radio buttons alternate states when clicked

LD-0695

 

iOS updated player UI

LD-0899

 

Numbered lists with font size 12+ get pushed out of the text box

LD-1920

 

TOC empty when using publish preview

LD-2357

 

Copying status indicator issue

LD-2459

 

Streaming video play/pause are backwards in run mode

LD-2911

 

Dynamic text is creating a unique entry for inherited dynamic text blocks

LD-3313

 

When a timer is in a Group it is not honoring Initially Hidden property of the Group

LD-3429

 

Captions in audio go above the allotted space for some controllers

LD-3445

 

Buttons that should not show are showing the name in text in FF and Chrome

LD-3470

 

Video rollover controls functionality is not correct

LD-3684

 

Circle Buttons Clipped when rendered to image at publish

LD-3711

 

Full screen video on Android device causes issues on scrolling pages

LD-3740

 

Streaming video controller always reverts back to standard controller

LD-3743

 

Bullets: First line after a bulleted list loses paragraph formatting

LD-3749

 

Results Designer not maintaining settings from Lectora export PKG to Lectora Online import

LD-3861

 

Transparent progress bar with no border has borders on left and top

LD-3916

 

Audio recorded using the Lectora audio editor in 16.1.2 causes errors in 16.2

LD-3939

 

PNG used as audio controller creates single black pixel on page

LD-3955

 

Entry fields do not retain their size in RCD titles

LD-3978 / LD-3761

 

Status indicators will show as completed when device is rotated

LD-4021

 

Tree View or Indented List TOC causes JavaScript error in IE8

LD-4057

 

Audio icon within a group set to Initially Hidden still appears

LD-4090

 

Video – Hiding video does not hide controller when it is set to rollover

LD-4093

 

Customer Crash when editing object names

LD-4121

 

Customer Crash when selecting custom audio skin

LD-4185

 

IE8 Button image fails to load initially if the button has a shadow and there is a text block on the page

LD-4198

 

Reset to original not working correctly for large images and videos

LD-4362

 

Reflections on images cause page not to load in IE9

Actions

LD-2031

 

Exit action, at the title level, does not work on pages after the 1st page on publish

LD-2349

 

Actions Set for Some Flash Activities Do Not Display Results in ‘Preview in Browser’ Mode

LD-2417

 

Device rotation trigger does not toggle show/hide in non-rcd title.

LD-3522

 

Change contents action with audio causing error

LD-4170

 

Action to toggle or play audio causes on done actions to trigger twice on iOS device

LD-4478

 

Using multiple move actions within hyperlinks cause actions to not fire correctly

LD-4622

 

Modify Variable Set as Empty action holding value as ~~~null~~~, not blank

Questions/Tests/Surveys/Forms

LD-0881

 

Test navigational buttons overlap.

LD-2289

 

Regression: Likert question previews are not all legible/visible

LD-3193

 

When running Accessibility Check it shows that Rank/Sequence is not keyboard accessible

LD-3246

 

Test doesn’t process if number entry answer is 0 at end of test

LD-3727

 

Drag and drop questions causing JavaScript error in Chrome and Firefox

LD-3728

 

Question radio buttons and check boxes allow users to add a label

LD-3757

 

Matching and Drag n Drop question interactions cause error when not answered

LD-3849

 

Randomize Choices does not randomize multiple choice questions

LD-3862

 

Test Results Checkmark Button Missing Action for Converted Titles

LD-3887

 

Likert writing results to Google Docs differently than previous and LO

LD-3889

 

Displaying test results causes question interactions to be sent twice to LMS

LD-4058

 

CSV import: Apostrophes not importing properly

LD-4062

 

Extra commas Imported with CSV file

LD-4160

 

Apostrophes in rank/sequence answers allows same number to be selected more than once

LD-4191

 

Test Results not importing correctly from LO

LD-4213

 

Radio and Check boxes outside default causing blank pages

LD-4281

 

Vertical scrollbar option not functioning on test results page

LD-4381

 

xAPI output forcing mastery score to 75

LD-4620

 

Multiple Response question with Change Contents action returning “Not working” alert message

LD-4623 / LD-4281

 

Vertical Scroll not working on test results page on IE11 and Edge

LD-4640

 

Process test action not firing in run mode when using a test timer

LD-4697

 

Showing Test Results in Preview on a test with a test timer gives error

Publish

LD-1372

 

Button Objects shifting when published

LD-2315

 

SCORM 2004 publish refers to SCORM 1.2 variable (cmi.core.student_name)

LD-4139 / LD-4147

 

Command line publishing no longer works

LD-4309

 

Customer Crash when publishing title with web windows

LD-4809

 

Object placed off page can be tabbed to in published content

LD-4826

 

Streaming videos with “” were not loading when published

Please see our website for Known Issues with this release.